Board Update

Good Evening:

Wow, it is hard to believe it is already November. Soon it will be Thanksgiving and then before you know it will be Christmas. This week was a lot fun with the first Health, Wellness & Community Expo that was held yesterday at North Royalton High School! Hopeful you all had a chance to check it out and learn something new.


On November 1st attended City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting. The city’s recycling program is doing well and participation continues to rise. Ace Hardware has sold out of the blue bins for recycling. They are expected to receive a new order of bins that should be available sometime on November 15th. The committee received news that Town Planner will not be printed in 2011. The person who holds the franchise for North Royalton is unable to print the Planner in 2011. So instead the city will be doing an insert in the Royalton Recorder to provide residents with information about the city’s recycling rules. This insert is paid for by a county grant the city received. I have also attached a copy of the rules to this e-mail. The committee was also informed that the city received a grant of $287,000 from Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council to make the city’s police station more energy efficient. The improvements are expected to help save the city $10,000 annually based on current utility rates. The next EEE Committee meeting will sometime next year in early January or February.

On November 4th attended the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center’s twelfth annual joint board dinner. The event was held at the CVCC’s Valley Inn Restaurant, and the dinner was prepared by the culinary arts students who did an amazing job! CVCC Superintendent Roscoe Schlachter gave a presentation on some of the great things happening at the vocational center and introduced some of the great staff teaching our students. There was also a presentation by the Construction Trades program that detailed some of the neat new green building technologies our students are learning. Some students from the program were selected to participate in ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover TV show, where students were able to put what they learned in the classroom into practice in real life by helping a Maple Heights family building the home of their dreams. We are very lucky that our vocational students are able to attend a great place like the CVCC!

On November 6th the North Royalton City Schools in cooperation with the City of North Royalton and Sports Rehabilitation Consultants hosted the first Community Health and Wellness Expo. The event was held at North Royalton High School where there was a health, wellness and community fair. People were treated to the entertainment of Island Jeff’s Steel Drum Show courtesy of Jeff Cavallo. There were health screenings, wellness presentations; various healthcare, business & civic organizations exhibitor displays; healthy food samplings; and Blood Drive by the American Red Cross. Early in the morning the city of North Royalton held their 10th Annual 5k Bear Run! In addition the elementary schools had their 2nd annual Turkey Trot/Walk at the Stadium Track which benefits the North Royalton/Kiwanis Food Bank. My knee was acting up and I was sadly unable to do the bear run this year but I did enjoy doing the Turkey Trot Walk with our elementary school students, staff, and parents. Hopefully next year I will be able to do the 5k bear run! Again thank you to all those who came out to this great joint community and school district event!

Attended the Ohio School Boards Association’s Early Bird Workshop on November 7th down in Columbus as part of their Capital Conference. The keynote speaker for the early bird workshop was Alan November, an international leader in educational technology, has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. His ideas on global communication, and ways increase technology into the classroom were very interesting and informative.

Winter Weather FYI
As the weather is quickly changing towards winter, please remember that it is policy that all children must be at their designated bus stop ready to board the bus at least five (5) minutes prior to their pick up time, even in rain and snow conditions. If your child is not out waiting at his/her designated stop when the bus arrives, it will unfortunately continue on and will not be able to make a return trip. Students cannot be waiting in garages or cars, but must be visible at their stop ready to board. This policy was established for safety reasons as well as to make the routes run as efficient as possible. If the bus is constantly being held one or two minutes for students who are running up the street or not waiting at their designated stop ready to board, it adds unneeded additional time to the run and forces those children who are out on time to wait longer than what is necessary.
Click here: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org/public/files/winterreminders.pdf to read the letter from our transportation department.







 NRHS Alumni Bell Tower Project Update
Great news the patio bricks at the bell tower are all laid. There is some landscaping left to do next year, but the project is complete! If in the area please stop up and look. The Alumni association is still selling bricks – $50 (3 lines 20 spaces each line) and $100 (6 lines with 20 spaces per line). If you have purchased a brick on the patio and it is incorrect please let them know and they can replace it for you. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call.


This week there are various meetings and events.

Daylight Savings Time
Please remember to set your clocks Back (remember – fall back) at 2AM on Sunday, November 7 if you haven’t done so already. This is also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Veterans Day is this Thursday, November 11th. Veterans Day is a celebration to honor all those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military. We also honor those heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the protecting the freedoms we all enjoy each and every day as Americans by giving up their lives so we could be free! So if you have a family member, friend, neighbor, or just see a veteran in the community; please take the time to thank them for their service to this great nation! On a personal level, as a U.S. Army Veteran, I would also ask you please keep in your thoughts and prayers my battle buddies who are currently serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan at this time! Thank you!

The School Board will meet on November 11th for its’ Board Work Session at 6pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The Board will be reviewing the November Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on November 24th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road in North Royalton from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Hope to see you there!

My Contact Info
If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me at call at 440-596-0078 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

Weekly E-mail Updates
If you have any friends or neighbors who would like to receive my weekly e-mail updates please let me know and I will be sure to add them to my e-mail list. Or if they like they can sign up on the homepage of my website at www.danlangshaw.com

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”